Worcester Wolves announce new sponsor
Worcester Wolves secured a new sponsorship deal with its home-court venue, the University of Worcester.
The University of Worcester has signed a one year deal to take over the sponsorship for the 2012/2013 season.
The University of Worcester has been the home-court for Worcester Wolves for 12 years. In this time the partnership has brought mutual opportunities to both the University and the club, which has included attracting talented international students/athletes and launching a unique Masters degree in European Basketball Coaching Science at the University.
Worcester Wolves Chairman, Roger Clarke, said: “The Wolves has enjoyed a fantastic partnership with the University since its formation and we continue to break new ground with study and play opportunities. We are delighted to be associated with the University and are proud to have them as our main sponsors.”
Paul James, Head Coach for the Worcester Wolves, said: “This is an exciting time for basketball in the region and the partnership with the University of Worcester has grown steadily in strength. It’s fantastic news that the University of Worcester will be our main sponsor this season and we look forward to continued success on and off the court.”
Worcester Wolves will soon be making the move to the new £15 million Worcester Arena on Hylton Road. The 2,000–capacity University of Worcester sports centre will be the new home for the British Basketball League team. The state-of-the-art facility is due for completion in February 2013 and will also be a training centre for Great Britain’s wheel chair basketball team and a major venue for Badminton England.
England Basketball also provided £375,000 of funding towards this Arena and in the future will be used for national teams training and EBL events.
Kate Moss, Director of Communication and Participation at the University of Worcester, said: “The University has very much enjoyed its association with the Worcester Wolves over the past 12 years and is looking forward to an exciting future with them at the new arena.
“The club has been an integral part of the University’s community and outreach work, providing an important strand to our acclaimed Learning Through Sport initiative.”